Cape Town Jazz Festival in South Africa

 

Saxophone performance at the Cape Town Jazz Festival - Festivals of South Africa
Saxophone performance at the Cape Town Jazz Festival – Festivals of South Africa

Since its inception in the year 2000, the Cape Town International Jazz Festival has grown into an incredibly successful international event. Arguably the best jazz festival in Africa, it takes place in Cape Town every last weekend in the month of March. It is ranked No 4 in the world, outshining events such as Switzerland’s Montreaux Festival and the North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland.

The festival features around 40 international and local artists, performing to audiences of up to 40 000 people. Performances are held on stages in exhibition halls throughout Cape Town, including one free, open-air show for the less endowed citizens of the festival’s host city. The jazz is accompanied by photographic and other exhibitions.

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